January 29, 2018, 2:37 pm
Marquese Chriss is listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Grizzlies with an ankle injury.
Fortunately it’s not an aggravation of his previous hip issue, but it’s not a good sign that he can’t escape the injury bug. If he can’t go, Dragan Bender should see more time, but he was ineffective the last time Chriss was off the court. Chriss owners have been frustrated with the injury news lately, but have to be encouraged by the improvement he showed when he had been healthy. Keep him as a stash for now until he works his way back to full health.
Update: Marquese Chriss will not play against the Grizzlies.
Update: Chriss said he’s out
— scott bordow (@sbordow) January 29, 2018
November 20, 2019, 12:09 amJaren Jackson Jr.PF, Memphis Grizzlies
Jaren Jackson Jr. fouled out on Tuesday in only 18 minutes in which he collected just eight points (3-for-7 FGs, 1-for-2 FTs), a three and a turnover.
Just when you think he's turned the corner, putting up huge offensive games, Jackson reminds us that he's 20 and that his fouling problems can derail any of his games. If you're sick of the roller coaster, you may want to try to sell him after another good game or two. Consistency does not appear to be in store for Jackson quite yet.
November 20, 2019, 12:01 amMarquese ChrissPF, Golden State Warriors
Marquese Chriss had a nice game in 21 minutes off the bench on Tuesday as he put up 17 points (7-for-11 FGs, 3-for-4 FTs), six rebounds, two assists and four blocks.
Chriss finds himself in a decent situation until Kevon Looney (neuropathy) returns, which might be less than a week. When he's in this position to get regular backup big-man minutes, Chriss is a good streaming option for blocks.
November 20, 2019, 12:00 amKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma was apparently poked in the right eye in Tuesday's game and is questionable to return.
That's a bummer. Kuzma was just starting to get back into the flow of things prior to this injury. He leaves the game after playing only nine minutes, posting five points, one trey and one turnover.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 11:54 pmAlec BurksSG, Golden State Warriors
Alec Burks had a game-high and season-high 29 points (9-for-15 FGs, 9-for-9 FTs) and eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two triples in 36 minutes as he led the Warriors to a 114-95 win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Burks has been inconsistent, but he's safe to start for at least two weeks while D'Angelo Russell (right thumb sprain) is out. Another safe, though lower-end Warrior, Glenn Robinson III had 20 points and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes tonight.
November 19, 2019, 11:46 pmDraymond GreenPF, Golden State Warriors
It was a much more typical Draymond Green game than he's had lately in a win over the Grizzlies on Tuesday as he produced 8 points (4-for-12 FGs), 10 rebounds, 11 assists and two blocks in 35 minutes.
For such an established player, Green has a wide range of outcomes this season. The Warriors have shown that they'll sit players for minor injuries, so there's the risk that he doesn't play for much of the season. However, while he is playing, he's capable of near-triple-double numbers. You can try to sell high if he has a few games like this if you need someone safer.
November 19, 2019, 11:36 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday put up 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting, 10 assists, five rebounds and a 3-pointer in 35 minutes to lead the Pelicans over the Blazers 115-104 on Tuesday in New Orleans.
Holiday seems to have found his stride lately. He's creeping up in the rankings and could still return that second-round value that many drafters had hoped for. Along side him tonight, JJ Redick sank four treys as part of an 18-point, five-board, two-dime game in 32 minutes.
November 19, 2019, 11:30 pmKenrich WilliamsPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Kenrich Williams produced plenty of stats again with eight points (2-of-4 FGs, 2-of-4 FTs), 14 rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes in a win over the Blazers on Tuesday.
Rebounds, steals and threes have been Williams' specialties during his six-start stretch. He'll be relegated to bench duty as the Pelicans get healthier, but he can be started in standard leagues if he fits your team until then. Also in the starting lineup with a nice game tonight was Jaxson Hayes putting up nice points, seven boards, two steals and three blocks in 21 minutes.
November 19, 2019, 11:21 pmKyle KuzmaPF, Los Angeles Lakers
Kyle Kuzma suffered a cut near his right eye on Tuesday and headed to the locker room to address the bleeding.
Assuming the trainers can control the bleed and get Kuzma cleared that there's nothing else wrong, it's likely he'll be able to return to the game.
Source: Brad Turner on Twitter
November 19, 2019, 11:21 pmFrank JacksonPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Frank Jackson (left neck contusion) returned after missing one game to score nine points (2-of-4 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), grab two boards and hit two treys in 19 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.
Jackson isn't worth rostering in standard leagues, but he is getting regular rotation minutes while the Pelicans are missing quite a few players. He's a deep-league option capable of having a big game here and there. Nickeil Alexander-Walker cooled off in this one with just 3 points, four rebounds, an assist and a three while missing his other five shots in 16 minutes.
November 19, 2019, 11:10 pmBrandon IngramSF, New Orleans Pelicans
Brandon Ingram (right knee soreness) looked good in his return from a four-game absence with 21 points (8-for-20 FGs, 4-for-4 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes in a win over the Blazers on Tuesday.
With the Pelicans still ravaged by injuries, Ingram jumped right back in and filled up the box score. It's a good sign that he was able to play 35 minutes in his first game back. Ingram probably won't stick in the top-25 all season, but he may be able to stay close while the Pelicans are missing up to five rotation players.